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M 6 in Papua New Guinea on 01 Dec 2017 02:50 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

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Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 6 M
  • Depth: 52.71 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us1000bjph
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -6.14, 147.6011
  • Time (UTC): 01 Dec 2017 02:50:00
  • Time (ECT): 01 Dec 2017 03:50:00
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (PNG)

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1189590 0.01

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1189590
0.01 realtime 2017-12-01 04:10:11 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 206828
0.33 realtime 2017-12-01 04:10:11 300 thousand 20 thousand 0
  Shakemap 2
0.01 realtime 2017-12-01 05:54:06 No people affected No people affected 0
Close
01 Dec 2017 02:50 6M, 52.71km 4.27 300 thousand 00:20 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 290000 people
75 km 110000 people
50 km 72000 people
20 km 21000 people
10 km 13000 people
5 km 6900 people
2 km <1000 people

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea , Province of Morobe (population 390,000) . The nearest places are Soweng, Nuzen, Rua, Kalasa Mission, Tunga, Sialum, Keburum, Gerup, Kanomi, Zakubep, and Bungalamba.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Morobe Papua New Guinea 390000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Soweng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 0 km
Nuzen Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 3 km
Rua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 4 km
Kalasa Mission Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 4 km
Tunga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 5 km
Sialum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Keburum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Gerup Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 7 km
Kanomi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 8 km
Zakubep Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 8 km
Sikikia Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 9 km
Ririwo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Paukwagna Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 10 km
Hudewa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 12 km
Orarako Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 14 km
Zoroge Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 15 km
Gitukia Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 16 km
Walinga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Kelanoa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Kinalakna Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 19 km
Zongafifi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 20 km
Wandokai Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 22 km
Masa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 23 km
Gumukio Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 25 km
Faseu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Tiku Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 26 km
Scharnhorst Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Tiren Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Korbau Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Gunabosing Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 27 km
Hubegong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Yunzain Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 28 km
Gubu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 29 km
Bulu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Ungesu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 31 km
Melandum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 32 km
Sio Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Kumbip Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Siu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Podzorong Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Badzuluo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Merikeo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 33 km
Kitumala Pt Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 34 km
Mula Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Nanduo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Koru Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Hendeneng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Bongganko Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 35 km
Sambori Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Lebangande Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Kwemliki Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 36 km
Lengbati Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Satneng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Suevitne Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 37 km
Sosoninko Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Lakona Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 38 km
Safifi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Embewanang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Kopa Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Doing Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 39 km
Mindik Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Waran Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Belambu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 40 km
Bonga Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 41 km
Belombibi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Mararuo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Geraun Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 42 km
Sattelburg Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Pindiu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Zewitzan Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Aregenang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Kulavi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Ununu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 43 km
Zanggung Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Tumnang Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Nomanene Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Semgeta Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 44 km
Dolo Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Sisi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Wamuki Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 45 km
Satop Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Vincketown Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Upat Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Etep Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Ulap Mission Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Mawaning Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 46 km
Embengwasing Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Gurunkor Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Domut Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 47 km
Indum Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Iloko Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Tipsit Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Ubaneng Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Bokasu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 48 km
Dengando Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Wasu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Warit Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Bumbu Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 49 km
Buangi Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km
Kangarua Morobe Papua New Guinea Village5 - 50 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Konge KGB unknown 0 4 km
Sialum SXA unknown 0 4 km
Mindik MXK unknown 0 9 km
Siwea SWE unknown 0 17 km
Kelanoa KNL unknown 0 19 km
Masa MBV unknown 0 23 km
Kabwum KBM unknown 0 39 km
Pindiu PDI unknown 0 40 km
Wasu WSU unknown 0 42 km
Ogeranang OGE unknown 0 44 km
Makini MPG unknown 0 45 km
Satwag SWG unknown 0 47 km
Finschhafen FIN 9 0 60 km
Indagen IDN unknown 0 64 km
Kasanombe KSB unknown 0 70 km
Baindoung BDZ unknown 0 75 km
Lablab LAB unknown 0 76 km
Singaua SGB unknown 0 81 km
Bawan BWJ unknown 0 83 km
Derim DER unknown 0 87 km
Boana BNV unknown 0 92 km
Sapmanga SMH unknown 0 94 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Finschhaven Papua New Guinea 53 km
Dreger Harbor Papua New Guinea 61 km
Lae PGLAE Papua New Guinea 95 km

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